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Woman arrested for attacking 6-year-old girl in Yokohama park

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Police in Yokohama said Saturday they have arrested a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of attacking a 6-year-old girl while she was playing in a park.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Fuji TV reported. The girl was playing with friends in a park in Kohoku Ward when the suspect, identified as Tamami Ochiai, came up to her and hit her in the face with a tool.

A passerby called police who rushed to the scene and found Ochiai sitting near some shrubbery.

Police said the girl suffered an eye injury and was taken to hospital where she received four stitches. The girl told police she had never seen Ochiai before.

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Sick women ... she probably needs tax payers free meals and accommodation.

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Please, no BS suspended sentence!

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Please, no BS suspended sentence!

It depends on whether she did it because she's got a personality flaw, or because she's insane. If it's a personality flaw, then she should be locked up for a period of time. If she's insane, she needs help.

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police who rushed to the scene and found Ochiai sitting near some shrubbery

This sounds really sinister and psychotic but the park in question (if it's the same one I'm thinking of) is actually famous for cherry blossom viewing. Was the 'tool' a corkscrew or bottle opener by any chance? I'm guessing there is a bit more to the story than your average random attack.

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But for the insanity defense to be valid (in the US anyway), she must not have known that what she did was wrong at the time she did it. In Japan, well...

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I simply cannot open this site without reading an article of a woman doing something malicious to a child. Last night at half time during my Arsenal-Liverpool game and 3 u,p it was the story of the two little one year old twins being thrown from the 11th floor roof and now this story with my morning coffee on a Sunday. What is it with women around this age. Is their a problem that needs to be addressed here. These events are far to frequent.

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It depends on whether she did it because she's got a personality flaw, or because she's insane. If it's a personality flaw, then she should be locked up for a period of time. If she's insane, she needs help.

Funny, when it comes to physical injury to a child, that this is the response. Yet if someone sexually abused a child, they automatically should be locked up. It's never because they needed help in the first place. People who hurt other people generally do so out of desperation, not maliciousness. Treat the problem: Poor mental health. Not the symptom: The crime.

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It depends on whether she did it because she's got a personality flaw, or because she's insane. If it's a personality flaw, then she should be locked up for a period of time. If she's insane, she needs help.

Funny, when it comes to physical injury to a child, that this is the response. Yet if someone sexually abused a child, they automatically should be locked up. It's never because they needed help in the first place.

What do you mean 'yet if'? I clearly stated that if it is a personality flaw, she should be locked up. Pedophilia is a personality flaw - pedophiles are able to differentiate between right and wrong. Therefore, according to my initial statement, people who sexually abuse children should be locked up.

You phrased your statement as if you were contradicting something I said, when the 'contradiction' was in line with exactly what I said.

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she hates kids or she lost kids maybe?

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"Treat the problem: Poor mental health. Not the symptom: The crime."

I agree and society still needs to be protected so locking her up and away from the rest of us for our protection is the first duty of the police and justice system. Give her all the help she needs as she serves her prison term instead of TV, recreation, and staring at a cell wall all day.

"Funny, when it comes to physical injury to a child, that this is the response. "

And you failed to state why this reaction is wrong. I do not want some nutter or pederast around my child, lock them up to protect society.

"she hates kids or she lost kids maybe?"

So that makes it alright then? Again, lock her up to protect society from her. I also think there have been instances in the past when she showed "symptoms" and her family ignored them, so they should be held financially liable as well.

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Strangerland: "If she's insane, she needs help."

You're partly right. She does need help, but she needs help while locked up. Once again you're saying if the woman -- and I didn't see you suggesting the man who threw acid in the face of the two girls might be mentally ill and not culpable for his actions -- has mental problems, she is not to blame for her actions. She should still be locked up, just in a different kind of institution.

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She does need help, but she needs help while locked up

I have never said otherwise, and in fact, in a different thread where we were having much the same discussion, I was clear about locking up people in institutions after incidents where they are found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Once again you're saying if the woman... has mental problems, she is not to blame for her actions.

Exactly. If she was not able to differentiate right from wrong, she isn't to blame.

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"They were being noisy," explained suspect.

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These strange people always come out in the spring. There's a guy in my neighborhood who will walk up to a line of boys walking to school and then slap one of them really hard across the face for no reason. Every spring you hear about this guy doing the same thing.

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